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Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 Exam Technique Booklet

Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 Exam Technique Booklet

A comprehensive and thorough step by step guide on all types of exam questions for the current Edexcel History GCSE. This booklet focuses on the American West, Crime and Punishment, Elizabeth and USA Civil Rights and Vietnam although can be adapted for any of the topics you cover. This resource gives a guide on how to answer each question, along with annotated examples to help pupils understand what is required, including source analysis.
tommoore93
The Cannon - Change in Warfare

The Cannon - Change in Warfare

A whole lesson as part of a KS3 Change in Warfare unit. The lesson is completely ready to go. Interactive and engaging. Discussion of a source as a starter. Brief contextual overview Group work to become experts on 1 of 3 case studies of early cannon use. (I have designed the task to produce a news report but could be altered to be an ask the expert task very easily. Information sheets are built into the powerpoint.) Students give their news reports whilst the class collect information about each in a table. Assessment comes in the form of a PEEL paragraph with useful sentence starters. Hope you enjoy :)
bjcross1
Elizabethan England: Education

Elizabethan England: Education

A lesson that explores the education system fully differentiated with AFL for each task. Pupils will: Identify what education is like today and why it is seen as valuable Describe why not everyone valued education in Elizabethan England Explain why attitudes changed Analyse the education system - was it fair? Compare the similarities and differences to education today.
ellie_ryl
KS3 The Blitz (WW2) How useful sources

KS3 The Blitz (WW2) How useful sources

This is part of a scheme of work that prepares KS3 pupils for the GCSE reforms and skills required for KS4. Pupils will be provided with opportunities within the lesson to build on their ability to write in PEEL paragraphs, make inferences, and analyse a source to explain why it is useful. Pupils will: 1 identify what has happened to a building that has been bombed and explain how they know this using an inference 2. watch Pathe primary sources to examine the experiences of Londoners during the Blitz 3. Describe where shelter would be found and explain which was best and why (PEEL) 4. Analyse a source to explain why it is useful for a historian examining the experiences of Londoners during WW2.
ellie_ryl
KS3 defeat of France (WW2)

KS3 defeat of France (WW2)

Aimed at developing skills required for the GCSE reforms at KS4, this lesson encourages pupils to develop PEEL paragraphs for the explain two consequences question. This is part of a scheme of work about WW2 - the rest of which can be found within my shop. Pupils will: Identify who Winston Churchill is as a hook to the lesson describe why France surrenders using images to challenge them to think outside of the box Use a WAGOLL to identify examination skills required and the structure of a PEEL paragraph Use an information sheet (included) and the WAGOLL to structure their own PEEL paragraph explaining a consequence of the defeat of Poland. Peer assess their work to reflect on their own progress within the lesson.
ellie_ryl
KS3 Invasion of Poland (WW2) Narrative account lesson

KS3 Invasion of Poland (WW2) Narrative account lesson

Pupils will explore the invasion of Poland with the aim of creating a GCSE style narrative account in preparation for the skills needed at KS4. Pupils will: examine the Munich Agreement and hypothesise how peopl e would react to it Watch a video of the invasion and collect notes to be able to describe the invasion Put the events of the invasion into chronological order using visual prompts for support create a narrative account using a GCSE support sheet that allows development towards explaining why events lead to one another and cause change.
ellie_ryl
REVISION Key features of the American West (Edexcel 9-1)

REVISION Key features of the American West (Edexcel 9-1)

This is an hour revision session designed for intervention prior to examination. Pupils will: Describe key developments using images to prompt recall answer a 10 question quiz to test their knowledge and highlight areas for development complete a thinking quilt that covers the entire unit and key themes complete three importance questions as a group (see cover image)
ellie_ryl
REVISION American West Thinking Quilt (Edexcel 9-1)

REVISION American West Thinking Quilt (Edexcel 9-1)

American West thinking quilt designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to make links between different events and consider their impact on the development of the American West. I have checked through both the Pearson textbook and revision guide to ensure that all key content is included in this A3 thinking quilt. Pupils first read the boxes and add a sentence to any that they are not sure of with the support of peers, revision guides or the teacher. They then colour code them based on catagories they could fit into such as ‘law and order’ and ‘conflict with Plains Indians’. You can find the lesson that this thinking quilt is a part of here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/revision-key-features-of-the-american-west-edexcel-9-1-11884964
ellie_ryl
Edexcel Warfare Through Time, 1250-Present revision guide

Edexcel Warfare Through Time, 1250-Present revision guide

This is a comprehensive revision guide with exam ‘how-to’ guides, exam questions for each topic, knowledge organisers, and thematic and factor consideration throughout. The guide is divided into four sections each with their own knowledge organiser which can be printed out seperately and given to pupils. At the end of each section there is a ‘How much change’ task. This can be used for revision, worksheets and in-class teaching.
MrHistories